Time line

The purpose of this table is to create a chronological index of events relevant to Kangaroo Island's history.

Date / Category / Event / Notes / Link

1770 Event - Australia Capt. James Cook landed eastern Australia in H.M.S. Endeavour

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/cook-claims-australia

1788-01-26 Event - Australia First fleet of 11 ships arrives Sydney Cove Established the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia.

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/convict-cargo

1798 Event - Australia Flinders and Bass in the sloop Norfolk circumnavigated Van Diemen’s Land, proving it to be an island, and opening up a route to southern Australia

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/flinders-circumnavigates-australia

1801–03 Event - Australia Matthew Flinders circumnavigates continent, which he names ‘Australia’

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/flinders-circumnavigates-australia

1802-03-22 Ship HMS Investigator Matthew Flinders lands at Kanguroo Head (Christmas Cove)

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/collection/ocr_text/B12985211_263.htm

1802-04-08 Event - KI Matthew Flinders (Investigator), Nicolas Baudin (Le Geographe) encounter each other in Encounter Bay

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/baudinsvoyage.htm

1803 Ship Le Geographe (2nd visit) (January) Baudin circumnavigated K.I., Frenchman’s rock inscribed at Aise de Sources

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/baudinsvoyage.htm

1803 Ship Union (for 4 months), captain Isaac Pendleton Independence built by American sealers based in American River.

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/3325668/independence-boosts-american-river/

1804 Event - Australia Foundation of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, as a British colony

https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/landscape/settlement/display/70356-150-years-of-european-settlement

1806 (approx) Event - KI "Joseph Murrell & 6 crew stranded" Sealers dropped off at the N.E. end of KI at Murrell’s Landing (Harvey’s Return)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627725

1809 Ship Eliza Collects Murell + 2, returns to Port Jackson with skins

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627725

1810 Ships Endeavour of Sydney, Endeavour of Norfolk Salt, seal skins

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627964

1812 Ship Elizabeth and Mary collected KI salt, returned to Sydney in June

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628500

1812 Ship Campbell Macquarie arrives Nepean Bay

https://sites.google.com/site/whowerethe1836ers/ships/ships-prior-to-1836

1813 BDM / Personal Henry Fifer, sealer, from "Elizabeth and Mary" (or "Campbell Macquarie"?) Still on KI 1817

- Hallett Shueard “Forgotten Men” 2013 page 218 http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/Proc_2002/A9.htm

1817 Ships Henrietta, Rosetta, Spring arrive Hobart with KI salt and skins

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article652530

1818 BDM / Personal ‘Governor’ Henry Wallen (aka Wallan) established a farm in the Cygnet River Valley

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/henry-wallan

1818 (approx.) BDM / Personal Abyssinian Jack (John Anderson) sealer, reported as living on KI for 14 years

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/abyssian-jack

1819 Ship Jupiter, Captain Ainswworth Salt and skins, C.Feen (Chief Officer) and Samuel Tomlins drowned at Bay of Shoals.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article656177

1819 Ship Governor Macquarie Captain Sutherland on Kangaroo Island (see 1831)

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1820 Ship Little Mary, Captain James returns from KI to Sydney

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179371

1824 BDM / Personal Nathaniel Walles Thomas from the brig Nereus Tasmanian aboriginal wife Betty

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/nathaniel-walles-thomas

1824 BDM / Personal George ‘Fireball’ Bates, established a farm in Hog Bay

https://sites.google.com/site/kipioneers/first-8-ships/residents-already-on-kangaroo-island-1836/george-bates

1826 Population "Upwards of 200 souls vegetating on this convenient spot. 30 men and 40 black women, independent of a numerous progeny, contrive to make themselves quite comfortable in their snug retreat."

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072586

1827 BDM / Personal Nathaniel Walles (Nat) Thomas established a farm at Creek Bay

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1827 Event - KI Major Lockyer reports on Kangaroo Islanders "'a complete set of pirates, ..., having their chief resort or den at Kangaroo Island,..

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70163875

1830 Event - SA Charles Sturt explores Murray River

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/chronology/february/11-february-1830-charles-sturt---exploration-of-th.shtml

1831 Event - Australia Captain Sutherland writes glowing account of his 1819 visit influencing the SA Coy to establish the capital on K.I.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1831-04-29 Event - SA Collett Barker killed by natives Murray Mouth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collet_Barker

1834 BDM / Personal George Meredith (later murdered) Aboriginal wives Big Sal and Suke.

http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/Proc_2002/A9.htm

1834-08-15 Event - World South Australia Act (1834) passed by British Parliament

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australia_Act_1834

1835 Ship William, cutter, William Thompson disembarks and joins Waller

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90868275

1836-02-19 Event - World Letters Patent enabling the South Australian Act establishing the Province of South Australia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_Patent_establishing_the_Province_of_South_Australia

1836-06-14 Event - SA Capt John Hindmarsh received commission as governor of SA

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315

1836-07-27 Ship Duke of York arrives Nepean Bay

http://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com

1836-07-30 Ship Lady Mary Pelham arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836-08-19 Ship John Pirie arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836-08-20 Ship Rapid arrives Nepean Bay

http://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com

1836-09-11 Ship Cygnet arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836-09-24 BDM / Personal Samuel Stephens, Charlotte Beare married aboard the John Pirie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Stephens_(Colonial_Manager)

1836-10-05 Ship Emma arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836-11-04 Ship Africaine arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836-11-07 BDM / Personal John Rapid Hoare birth Rapid Bay

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=808&randi=376643266&switch=0

1836-11-20 Ship Tam O'Shanter arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836-12-24 Event - SA Buffalo arrives Port Lincoln

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

1836-12-28 Event - SA Buffalo arrives Holdfast Bay

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

1836-12-28 Event - SA Proclamation of the commencement of the colonial government at Glenelg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_Day

1837 Event - SA David MacLaren Manager, SA Coy to 1841

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mclaren-david-2412

1837-01-12 Ship Coromandel Arrives Nepean Bay, and stayed about 3 days

http://www.slsa.ha.sa.gov.au/bsa/1837Coromandel.htm

1837-01-16 Ship William Hutt arrives Nepean Bay from London, went aground, one passenger Matthew Peary PIESSE, departs 22 Jan 1837 for Holdfast Bay. The same year Matthew married Margaret Eliza CLARK(E) who arrived a little earlier on the Africaine.

http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au/node/945060

1837-02-?? BDM / Personal Jeremiah Calnan (Africaine) dies at sea Encounter Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=4&ver=86933

1837-02-07 Ship John Renwick arrives Nepean Bay

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54567916

1837-03-09 BDM / Personal Lucy Beare nee Loose dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/view/first8ships/duke-of-york/beare-thomas-hudson

1837-04-22 Ship South Australian arrives Nepean Bay en route to Holdfast Bay

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245931974

1837-05 Ship Regia from Sydney to Adelaide

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858387

1837-05 Ship Lord Hobart from the Cape, with cattle, to Pt Adelaide

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858387

1837-05-04 Ship Schah (Shah) en route to Holdfast Bay from England

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245931974

1837-06-20 Event - World Death of King William IV of England.

1837-06-21 Event - World Princess Victoria proclaimed Queen

1837-10-16 Ship Hartley arrives Nepean Bay, carrying the William Giles family

1837-10-14 BDM / Personal Maria Kleeman, nee Helm dies at sea on Solway, buried Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/kleemann

1837-10-15 Ship Solway, Katherine Stewart Forbes, Hartley at Nepean Bay

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Solway.htm

1838-01-15 Ship Royal Admiral direct from Falmouth 16w 1d arrives Nepean Bay for 2 days

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932366

1838-06-10 Event - KI Governor Hindmarsh visits Kingscote Arrived on the Pelorus. Entertained by W. Giles.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31749950

1838-07-14 Event - SA Governor Hindmarsh recalled replaced by Lt-Colonel George Gawler

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315

1838-07-25 Ship Duke of Roxburghe en route to Holdfast Bay discharged Enoch Essex, wife and child, and a single man

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932233

1838-10-12 Event - SA George Gawler, 2nd governor arrives on 'Pestonjee Bomanjee'

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gawler-george-2085

1838-12-20 Ships Prince George, Goshawk ballasting in Nepean Bay

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750320

1839 Event - SA SA Company HQ moved from Kingscote to Adelaide

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mclaren-david-2412

1839-02-18 BDM / Personal Samuel Giles dies age 9y, buried Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=9128&ver=86935

1839-07-18 BDM / Personal Edward Hollingworth Giles dies age 8m, buried Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=639004826&pid=9266&userid=dukeofyork

1839-10-06 BDM / Personal Col. William Light dies at Thebarton

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/light-william-2359

1840-01-18 Event - SA Samuel Stephens, manager SA Coy to 1837 dies from falling from horse

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/stephens-samuel-2698

1841-05-10 Event - SA Governor Gawler recalled, replaced by George Grey until 1845 Colonization Commission bankrupt

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grey-sir-george-2125

1843 Event - Australia John Ridley invented reaping machine radically changed farming methods

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ridley_(inventor)

1844 Event - SA Kapunda copper mining started

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377

1845 Event - SA Burra Burra copper mining (to 1877)

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377

1845-10-25 Event - SA Governor (until 1848) Lt-Col. Frederick Holt Robe

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1846-01-09 BDM / Personal Elizabeth Beare dies of burns, at Netley, buried West Terrace Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/elizabeth-beare

1847 Ship 11 ton cutter William wrecked at Penneshaw Built American River c.1844 by Wm. Wilkins and Wm. Walker

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/bm.doc/the-aboriginal-or-black-fellow-town-kangaroo-island-jolly-30apr2018-2nd-version.pdf

1848-08-02 Event - SA Governor (until 1854) "Sir Henry, E.F. Young"

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1851 Event - Australia Gold discoveries in Victoria creating labour shortage; wheat demand increased

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Australia

1851 BDM / Personal Census Kangaroo Island 85 males 33 females, total 118

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71686000

1851-09-12 Ship Reliance arrives, en route to Port Adelaide.

https://bound-for-south-australia.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/1851Reliance.htm

1852-01-16 Event - KI Cape Willoughby lighthouse light exhibited

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-willoughby-lighthouse

1853-11-25 Shipwreck Osmali, D'Estrees Bay

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Wreck_of_the_Osmanli

1854 Personal - John Buick settles at American River, establishing a farm and orchard

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189510630

1855-06-08 Event - SA Governor (until 1862) "Sir Richard G. MacDonnell, CB."

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1856 Event - SA South Australia became a self-governing colony ratification of a new constitution by the British parliament

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Australia

1856-04-?? BDM / Personal Robert (Henry) "Governor" Wallen dies Adelaide, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/henry-wallen

1857 Event - SA Waste Lands Act 1857 set out conditions for sale of Crown Land

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49770212

1858 BDM / Personal - Samuel Reeves, son of Augustus dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/charlotte-samuel-and-augustus-reeves

1858-01-27 Event - SA Torrens Title - Real Property Act 1858 reforms in registering and conveyancing freehold title of land

https://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/item-sdid-43.html

1859 Event - KI Faith, Hope and Charity cottages built by Charles and Michael Calnan

https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/hope-cottage/

1859-07-13 Event - KI Cape Borda lighthouse light exhibited

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-borda-lighthouse

1860 Event - SA Wallaroo copper mining started

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377

1860-05-21 Shipwreck Fides, nr Snug Cove

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/fides-shipwreck

1861-11-06 BDM / Personal Thomas Hudson Beare dies, buried Myponga.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1862-03-04 Event - SA Governor (until 1868) Sir Dominick Daly https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1862-10-27 BDM / Personal Harriet Granger (wife of George) dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=8311&ver=86935

1869 Event - SA Strangways Act 1869 (amendment of Waste Lands Act) applied credit purchase to defined ‘agricultural areas’

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=3962

1874 Land Hd Dudley proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1874 Land County Carnarvon, proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1875-12-25 Event - KI Submarine cable to Normanville project completed in 6 days

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/ki.htm

1876-08-13 Event - KI Cape Borda to Kingscote overland cable connecting to Adelaide

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/ki.htm

1877 Land Selection : Dundas, Menzies, Haines, and Cassini

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94727736

1877-05-15 Shipwreck Emily Smith, South K.I.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/emily-smith-shipwreck

1878 Land Hd Menzies proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1881-05-09 BDM / Personal George Granger dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=8310&ver=86935

1882-01-13 Event - KI, Hog Bay becomes Penneshaw, Government Gazette

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47103592

1882-01-20 Event - Large bush fires on K.I.

FIRES ON KANGAROO ISLAND. (1882, January 20). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 2 (SECOND EDITION). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208254148

1882-12-28 the town of Maxwell was proclaimed. The name of the town was changed to Emu Bay in December 1941.

1883 Land Hd Haines proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1883 Event - KI New Kingscote Cemetery Pioneers cemetery ceded by SA Coy

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/research-forum/kingscote-pioneers-cemetery

1884 Land Hd Cassini proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1884 Event - SA Drought and poor harvests created an economic depression

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia

1884 BDM / Personal John Bernard ANDERSON and George Wilson RUTHVEN Publicans of Queenscliffe Hotel.

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1884-04-14 Shipwreck Mimosa, Stokes Bay

http://www.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=5593

1884-07-08 BDM / Personal Sarah Mary Paris (nee Chennell) wife of George dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=184658148&pid=7813&userid=dukeofyork

1885-06-16 Shipwreck Mars, off Western Bay

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/mars-shipwreck

1885-10-?? Event - KI Ligurian Bees Bill establishing a sanctuary for Ligurian bees on KI

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170827907

1886 Event - SA Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1886 consolidate and amend the Law relating to Crown Lands

https://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/handle/2328/3476

1887-09-16 BDM / Personal Lucy Beare (nee Bull), Thomas H. Beare's 2nd wife dies, buried North Road cemetery

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=734&ver=86933

1888-01-05 Event - KI District Councils Act 1887 - District Council of Kingscote initially comprised the entirety of Kangaroo Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Council_of_Kingscote#cite_note-act-1

1888-06-07 Event - KI Proclamation of District Council of Dudley "severed" from the District Council of Kingscote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Council_of_Dudley

1889-01-26 Shipwreck Maldon Lewis, off Point Morrison

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/maldon-lewis-shipwreck

1890-06-14 Shipwreck You Yangs, East of K.I.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/you-yangs-shipwreck

1895-02 Large bush fires on Kangaroo Island.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161817240

1895 Population estimated at ninety souls, all told.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109877369

1896 BDM / Personal Matida ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1899 Event - World Boer War to May 1902

1899-04-24 Shipwreck Loch Sloy, Maupertius Bay

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/loch-sloy-shipwreck

1901-01-01 Event - Australia Federation of Australia S.A. ceased to be a self-governing colony and became a state of the Commonwealth of Australia.

1901-01-22 Event - World Death of Queen Victoria

1901-12-25 BDM / Personal John Bernard Anderson prop. Queenscliffe Hotel, dies

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=244028335&pid=11962&userid=dukeofyork

1902 Event - Australia Drought

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia

1902-05-30 BDM / Personal Samuel O'HARA, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1902-09-09 BDM / Personal James OLDS (Jnr), Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1903-08-09 BDM / Personal Henry AYRIS, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1905 Shipwreck Loch Vennachar, between 6 Sep - 29 Sep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Vennachar

1906 Land Hd MacGillivray proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1906-11-18 Shipwreck Montebello, west Stunsailboom River

https://sites.google.com/vie/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/montabello-shipwreck

1907-10-09 BDM / Personal Matilda ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1908 Event - SA Royal Commission (to 1911) upon the necessity for a railway through K.I.

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1908 Land Hd Seddon proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1908 Land Farmers and property owners. See list of names in the newspaper article

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56465568

1908-09-18 Event - KI Kingscote Golf Club inaugural meeting

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191641826

1908-10-03 BDM / Personal Charles Alfred ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1909 Land Hd Duncan, Hd Ritchie, Hd Newland proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1909 Event - KI Cape du Couedic lighthouse light exhibited

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-du-couedic-lighthouse

1910 Land Hd McDonald proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1910-07-05 Event - KI Floods

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209916036

1914-04-08 Event - World, Start of WW1 Britain declared war on Germany

1914-1915 Event - Australia Drought "Driest in KI History"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia

1915 Event - SA Settlement of Returned Soldiers ...Act 1915

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/soldier-settlement-0

1915-07-26 Shipwreck Vera, near jetty, Cape De Couedic

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/vera-shipwreck

1918-08-28 Event - KI Ozone Hotel destroyed by fire

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208067252

1919-10-?? Event - Flinders Chase. After a 27-year advocacy campaign, and periodic dedication of land by the government, in October 1919 the South Australian parliament established Flinders Chase as a nature reserve on the western end of the island. Flinders Chase provides a protected environment for the island’s unique flora and fauna and a sanctuary for mainland species threatened with extinction.

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1922-05-20 Event - KI Kangaroo Island Football Association incorporation

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191556242

1931 Land Hd Gosse proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1932 Event - World Great Depression Aust. unemployment record 30%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression_in_Australia

1934-07-19 Event - KI Penneshaw Golf Club inaugural meeting

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page21526254

1939-01-09 Event - World WW2 Germany invaded Poland

1945 Event - SA War Service Land Settlement Agreement Act 1945

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/soldier-settlement-0

1947 Population 1479

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1951-07-26 Event - KI Soldier Settlement Scheme; Parndana established . 174 families came to live in the area, almost doubling K.I.'s population by 1954. Huge work involved in clearing the land, with Council (Burdon was overseer) laying the new roads. Last new blocks in Hd of Borda settled in 1964.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parndana,_South_Australia

1954 Population 2522

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1960 Land Hd Borda proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1965 Event - Submarine cable laid to mainland providing electric power

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1991 Event - Australia Economic slump forced farmers to diversify

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1998 Event - KI Penneshaw reverse-osmosis seawater desalination plant

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

2011 Population 2011 Census 4417

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

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